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Milwaukee man gets 1 year for trespassing in Milton Twp.

YOUNGSTOWN — Praxedes Reyes-Burgos, 42, of Milwaukee was sentenced to 12 months in prison Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for a 2018 Milton Township incident. He had trespassed into a home after crashing his vehicle into a pond. Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Meikle said ...

Youngstown man charged with 13 counts

WARREN — A Youngstown man who last year was acquitted of a murder charge in Mahoning County was arraigned Thursday on a host of charges involving a June incident in Liberty Township. Albert D. Byrd IV, 26, of 1102 Wilshire Drive, Youngstown, pleaded not guilty to a 13-count felony ...

Family Videos closing

WARREN — Two of three remaining Family Video stores in the Mahoning Valley will close Oct. 25, the chain’s operator announced. Family Video has begun liquidation sales at its Hubbard store, 130 W. Liberty St., and at its store in Youngstown, 2072 Midlothian Blvd., leaving the store in ...

Commissioners award contracts for roofing

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County commissioners on Thursday awarded a $1,633,727 contract to Boak & Sons Inc. of Youngstown for replacement of the roofs at the Mahoning County jail. Commissioners also awarded an $846,640 contract of to TEMA Roofing Services of Liberty to replace the roof ...

Disputed hearing reset

YOUNGSTOWN — A magistrate approved a new hearing date for a protection order case that focused attention on the way the Mahoning County Domestic Court had adapted its courtroom for COVID-19. Attorney John Juhasz filed a motion with Judge Beth Smith last week asking for a hearing originally ...

Accused killer held without bond

STRUTHERS — A criminal complaint filed in Struthers Municipal Court alleges that Kimonie Bryant, 24, the suspect in Monday shootings that left a 4-year-old boy dead, aimed a gun at the child and fired two shots at the top of his head. His mother, Alexis Schneider, covered the boy, Rowan ...

Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout

Ohio’s top elected attorney sued Wednesday in an attempt to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills. These fees were authorized in a law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe involving the former Ohio House speaker. Attorney General Dave ...

VA clinic to be named for local vet

YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. House approved a resolution to name the new Youngstown Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic after Carl Nunziato, a decorated Vietnam War veteran. The Senate still needs to approve the legislation with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, saying that should happen after ...

State health order allows salad bars, buffets to open

WARREN — A new Ohio Department of Health order issued Wednesday allows salad bars and buffets to open, as long as staff serves the food and customers can maintain social distancing. The order also allows banquet halls to operate with 300 guests or fewer, live entertainment in restaurants, ...

Group urges locals to vote against Trump

YOUNGSTOWN — A group of longtime Ohio Republicans, called Operation Grant, is urging other Republicans not to vote to re-elect President Donald Trump — saying he’s bad for the nation. “I’m encouraging Republicans to put country over party and vote for Joe Biden,” said Phil ...